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AOS 92 Schedules Flu Shot Clinics for Students

posted Sep 22, 2016, 11:41 AM by William Backman   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 4:15 AM ]
School-based flu vaccination clinics will be held again this year for students in AOS 92 (Waterville, Winslow, Vassalboro). Clinics will be held in each school.

Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions – such as heart, lung or kidney disease, or a weakened immune system – can get much sicker from the flu.  The flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and it can make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea and seizures in children. Each year thousands of people die from influenza and even more require hospitalization.

Health Screen and Permission Forms and vaccination information sheets are being sent home to parents so that they can take advantage of this preventive health initiative for their children.  The schedule of clinics and vaccine information forms and Health Screen and Permission Forms can also be downloaded from the links at the bottom of this page.

ONLY INJECTABLE VACCINE IS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR.   NASAL MIST WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED.
Getting the flu shot will help to protect school age children, family and members of the community from the risks associated with the flu.
 
Flu Shot Clinics
 
Tuesday, October 4 - Vassalboro Community School - 8:30 a.m. start

Tuesday, October 11 - George J Mitchell School -8:30 a.m. start
        at Waterville Junior High School (after George J Mitchell School School clinic)

Wednesday, October 12 - Waterville Senior High School - 8:30 a.m. start
    at Albert S. Hall School (after Waterville Senior High clinic)
     at Waterville Alternative and Teen Parent School (after Albert S. Hall School clinic)

Thursday, October 13 - Winslow Elementary (all Winslow schools) - 8:30 a.m. start
 
Permission slips and vaccine information are being sent home to all students.
Health Screen and Permission Forms must be signed and returned in order for a student to be immunized. The flu shot is free, but MaineGeneral is able to bill your child’s insurance. Please fill in the insurance information on the form or make a copy of the student’s insurance card and staple it to the Health Screen and Permission Form.. You will NOT receive a bill.
 
WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL OF OUR CLINICS.
VOLUNTEERS WILL NOT BE INVOLVED WITH ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINE. 
IF YOU CAN HELP AT ANY OF THE FLU CLINICS (even if only for a part of the time) PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE AT THE SCHOOL WHERE YOU CAN VOLUNTEER.
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William Backman,
Sep 22, 2016, 11:41 AM
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William Backman,
Sep 22, 2016, 11:41 AM